Every home has its surprises. This couple couldn’t believe their eyes when they found actual treasure in their new home.
Moving home is one of the most stressful life experiences.
You’re spending tons of money on upending your life and literally risking all your beloved possessions. Worst of all, you’re wondering if this major undertaking is going to turn out to be a huge waste of time. A couple in South Carolina recently went through this, but they forgot something huge: Their stash of gold and silver.
They had been living in the home for 32 years. And then came the day when they moved out.
They handed over the keys to James and Clarrisa Munford and hoped that they would enjoy the home.
The Munfords started unpacking and getting used to the home.
Of course, they’d seen it before. But for the first time now, they were getting used to the building. That’s when they discovered something tucked away.
They found a drawer that was hidden away from eyesight. They opened this drawer and found a package inside.
Confused, the couple opened the package and were amazed at what they found.
It was a collection of gold and silver coins.
The Munfords were no appraisers, but they could tell that they were looking at a stash that amounted to a lot of money. It was easily more than $10,000 in value. (They would later learn that the coins were actually valued at $15,000.)
And then they learned that they legally owned the gold and silver coins.
It was in their home, so it was their property. They could sell the coins right away and go on a pretty amazing vacation. Well, if the pandemic wasn’t raging they could have.
So what did the Munfords do with this treasure that was now legally theirs? They contacted the former homeowners and gave it back.
That’s right. The former owners had completely forgotten about their stash. It would have been the haul that a Caribbean pirate would brag about forever. But these former property owners had put the treasure out of their minds.
Naturally, the former owners were amazed at the Munfords’ honesty and selflessness.
“My wife and I spent a great deal of time and effort to ensure that we left our home in excellent condition for the Munfords, and one good deed was certainly returned by another.” – Former owner.
Soon, the gold and silver coins had been returned. Surely, the former owners should have allowed the Munfords to keep at least one of the coins, as a reward? Maybe just a silver one?
This is surely a once in a lifetime story, right? Wrong!
It’s actually not that uncommon for people to find gold coins on their properties.
For example, in 2014, a couple in Northern California discovered $10 million worth of gold coins in their backyard.
However, unlike the Munfords, this couple in this story decided to sell the coins.
To be fair, there was no way of contacting the original owners, as these coins dated back to the 1800s. Luckily, the finders in this story also had good hearts. Firstly, they used the money to pay off their bills. Secondly, they donated the rest to charities.
Do these stories make you want to start searching your home for treasure? If so, when you find the gold, you’ll surely either contact the rightful owners or donate the profits to charity, right?
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